Specialization: Sport-Based Youth Development

Nourish youth development through sport and physical activity.

The specialization in sport-based youth development utilizes innovative teaching, coaching and administrative approaches to prepare you for working with young people outside of the traditional physical education and interscholastic/intercollegiate sport settings. The specialization is intended as an alternative program to teacher education, as well as an extension for coaches, recreation leaders, teachers, administrators, youth development workers and others who have an interest in the holistic development of youth through sport and physical activity.

Professor Whitley with youth in the Adelphi Gym holding basketballs


The specialization can be completed only as part of a master’s degree, either the M.A. in Physical Education or the M.S. in Sport Management.

» View the Sport Based Youth Development plan of study for the M.A. in Physical Education

» View the Sport Based Youth Development plan of study for the M.S. in Sport Management

Study in Manhattan

Students may obtain the specialization in Sport-Based Youth Development while pursuing either of the above degrees at Adelphi’s Manhattan Center.

Tuition-Free Fellowship in Sport-Based Youth Development

As part of this graduate fellowship, students will earn their degree while also working with Wellness in the Schools, Kids in the Game, Play Rugby USA, or New Amsterdam Fencing Academy. Students in this program will earn their Master’s degree in two years, with all tuition costs covered (up to 18 credits a year).

» Learn more about the Graduate Fellowship program in Manhattan


For further information, please contact:

Office of Graduate Admissions
p – 800.ADELPHI
e – graduateadmissions@adelphi.edu
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